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Did you know...
27 April 2017
- 00:00, 27 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that civil rights activist Unita Blackwell (pictured) was the first African-American woman to be elected mayor in the state of Mississippi?
- ... that soldiers lined up on the sinking British troopship SS Tyndareus began to sing "It's a Long Way to Tipperary" while waiting for orders?
- ... that many reviewers compared the superhero comic Ultra to the television series Sex and the City?
- ... that the recently named fossil egg Suchoolithus dates to the Late Jurassic, making it tied for the oldest-known crocodylomorph egg?
- ... that the film The Brainwashing of My Dad received funding from Kickstarter?
- ... that the term elastance, the inverse of capacitance, was coined by Oliver Heaviside to promote an analogy of a capacitor as a spring rather than a container of charge?
- ... that "Christ ist erstanden", an old German hymn mentioned as early as the 12th century, was set for choir in the 21st century?
- ... that despite topping his class at Sandhurst, John Gellibrand found the prospects for promotion in the British Army so bleak that he resigned his commission and moved to Tasmania to grow apples?
26 April 2017
- 00:00, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Rishabhanatha (statue pictured), the traditional founder of Jainism, was said to be born in the age when there was happiness all around with no work for men to do?
- ... that Namibia is considering abolishing winter time?
- ... that the Australian cricketer Veronica Pyke was the second highest wicket-taker in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League season in 2015–16?
- ... that the Palau ground dove prefers limestone islands to volcanic islands?
- ... that when Marshall L. Shepard said the opening prayer at the 1936 Democratic National Convention, segregationist Senator Ellison D. Smith left in protest?
- ... that a campaign mailer for Los Angeles' Measure S designed to look like an eviction notice drew the ire of the sheriff's department after many recipients thought it was real?
- ... that professional figure skaters Stéphane Lambiel and Nobunari Oda had cameos in the anime series Yuri on Ice?
- ... that the US military refers to Death Valley's Rainbow Canyon as Star Wars Canyon?
25 April 2017
- 00:00, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Big Chief Restaurant (pictured) in Wildwood, Missouri, is all that remains of a tourist complex that opened on U.S. Route 66 in 1928?
- ... that during the Holocaust in Italy, doctors at Fatebenefratelli Hospital protected Jews from the Nazis by diagnosing them with a fictitious disease called "Syndrome K"?
- ... that Louise Nixon Sutton was the first African-American woman to be awarded a PhD in mathematics by New York University in 1962?
- ... that Muhammad's first wife Khadija and uncle Abu Talib died in the same year, traditionally known as the Year of Sorrow?
- ... that the predatory mite Neoseiulus cucumeris can survive and breed while feeding solely on pollen?
- ... that Filipino director Jerrold Tarog has planned a film adaptation of the graphic novel The Mythology Class by Arnold Arre?
- ... that two students at Traian National College in Turnu Severin, Romania, were executed in 1949 for being part of the anti-communist resistance movement?
- ... that Caleb Swanigan went from being a 360-pound (160 kg) eighth grader to an NCAA basketball consensus first-team All-American?
24 April 2017
- 00:00, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Washington at Verplanck's Point (pictured), a gift from John Trumbull to the president's wife, Martha Washington, was praised as “the most perfect extant” by her grandson?
- ... that on his 48th birthday, artillery officer Bjarne Keyser Barth was tasked by his commander with surrendering a fortress to invading German troops?
- ... that the plant species Antirrhinum filipes has been discovered on slopes in the Grand Canyon, within the Mojave Desert, and within the Sonoran Desert?
- ... that Javed Agrewala and his team developed a vaccination program against Mycobacterium tuberculosis for which he holds a United States patent?
- ... that Kenny and the Kasuals' "Journey to Tyme" is considered one of the earliest songs to incorporate elements of psychedelic music?
- ... that Brigadier General Salvador Estrella earned the moniker red blooded for his courage in battle?
- ... that Dunes Forest Village was an exclusive "island" retreat, surrounded by sand rather than water, and owned by a newspaper publisher?
- ... that the Sceriman family, a wealthy Safavid merchant family of Armenian ethnicity, gained Roman citizenship in 1696?
23 April 2017
- 00:00, 23 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that within a year of implementing express service (train pictured), San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail system Caltrain experienced a 12 percent increase in ridership?
- ... that General Marcial Samaniego, Paraguayan defense minister under Alfredo Stroessner, had a fascination with the religions of indigenous peoples in Paraguay?
- ... that Public Service Broadcasting's new album depicts the history of the mining industry in Wales?
- ... that in 1724, Pope Benedict XIII had to be convinced to accept his election to the papacy by the head of the Dominican Order?
- ... that Alan Abel served as a percussionist for the Philadelphia Orchestra for 38 years?
- ... that source code laundering occurs when code released under one licence is redistributed by another party under a different licence?
- ... that the January 2017 reinstatement of the Holman Rule allows members of the United States House of Representatives to amend routine spending bills to mandate the firing of individual Federal employees?
- ... that weekends in ancient Rome came only every eight days?
22 April 2017
- 00:00, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the Australian teacher Lorna Hodgkinson (pictured) was the first woman to receive a Doctorate of Education at Harvard University?
- ... that Steps' fifth studio album, Tears on the Dancefloor, is their first album in 17 years to consist mostly of original material?
- ... that Virendra Singh delivered the inaugural Homi Bhabha exchange lecture of the Institute of Physics and Indian Physics Association in 2000?
- ... that grey-and-buff woodpeckers roost communally in shallow holes?
- ... that Anthony Harkness is considered the founder of the Cincinnati locomotive industry?
- ... that during the 1954 Paraguayan coup d'etat, President Federico Chávez tried to seek refuge in Paraguay's Military College, but was arrested by its director?
- ... that the MT GDF Suez Neptune, a floating production storage and offloading vessel, serves as Turkey's first floating liquified natural gas storage facility?
- ... that Comedy Central advertised The President Show by faking a Russian hack?
21 April 2017
- 00:00, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Hannibal sacked the Iberian settlement within the site of Sagunto Castle (pictured), an action that led to the Second Punic War?
- ... that the Hopkins County Museum and Heritage Park includes the Atkins House, the oldest brick building in Hopkins County, Texas?
- ... that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered was the first Call of Duty game to have accurate bullet casings ejected from every gun?
- ... that microbiologist Jane Gibson established through her 1954 discovery that selenium, a trace element, is essential for coliform bacterial growth?
- ... that Abu Omar returned home after the Battle of Aleppo to find that only 13 of his 30 vintage cars remained?
- ... that Ilse Hess, who was one of the first women to study at the University of Munich, remained a committed Nazi after World War II?
- ... that "When in Rome, do as the Romans do" means that it is advisable to follow the conventions of the area in which you are residing or visiting?
- ... that Elder Charles D. Beck's boogie-woogie-based piano playing on "Memphis Flu" anticipated the style of rock and roll pianists?
20 April 2017
- 00:00, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the website "Six Degrees to Harry Lewis" (Lewis pictured) was a precursor to Facebook?
- ... that federal funding for the project to electrify Bay Area commuter railroad Caltrain was pulled days before construction was scheduled to begin?
- ... that Angata, a Christian Rapa Nui prophetess, led a 1914 rebellion on Easter Island, claiming God wanted her people to kill and eat the island's livestock?
- ... that Donald Trump says he hopes to achieve a foreign policy whereby "old enemies become friends"?
- ... that Sigismund Báthory, Prince of Transylvania, promised to restore the freedom of the Székely commoners if they joined his campaign against the Ottomans?
- ... that Max Reger conducted the premiere of "An die Hoffnung" (To Hope), a setting of Hölderlin's poem and his only orchestral song, with contralto Anna Erler-Schnaudt?
- ... that Ravinder Goswami carried out the first studies on vitamin D deficiency in India?
- ... that the naked broomrape is a parasite of other plants?
19 April 2017
- 00:00, 19 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Jadwiga Szubartowicz (pictured aged 110), the oldest living Pole, witnessed the October Revolution?
- ... that in 1957 no fewer than 13 variations of the NWA World Tag Team Championship were in use across the U.S.: in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas/Missouri, Chicago, Ohio/New York, Georgia, Iowa/Nebraska, Indianapolis, Idaho/Utah, West Texas, East Texas, Minneapolis, and Alabama/Tennessee?
- ... that voice actress and singer Machico made a cameo as herself in the anime television series Seiyu's Life!?
- ... that in 1894, a flash flood trapped seven cave explorers in the Lurgrotte karst cave of Austria for ten days?
- ... that for failing to collect their quotas of Congo rubber, many people lost their hands?
- ... that Michael I of Wallachia was still the co-ruler with his father Mircea I when in 1417 he refused to send the tribute that Mircea had promised to pay to the Ottoman Empire?
- ... that the feathers of birds are considered the most complex integumentary structures found in vertebrates, and a premier example of a complex evolutionary novelty?
18 April 2017
- 00:00, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that a week in honor of the prawn soup chupe de camarones (pictured) took place in areas of Peru in 2016?
- ... that Pendleton Dudley refused to talk about the work he did to launch Woodrow Wilson's political career?
- ... that Bach's cantata for Easter Monday, Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6, is based on the Road to Emmaus narration?
- ... that Brigadier General Guy Fort is the only American-born general officer to be executed by enemy forces?
- ... that records of the Wetar ground dove in West Timor are from just three localities?
- ... that Constance Davey established the first "opportunity classes" for children with special educational needs in South Australia?
- ... that at the 2017 Rey de Reyes, professional wrestler Johnny Mundo became a triple champion, holding the AAA Mega, Cruiserweight, and Latin American Championships?
- ... that the cheese producer Wyke Farms still uses an 1861 recipe?
17 April 2017
- 00:00, 17 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Queen Tamaeva V saved the Rimatara lorikeet (pictured) from extinction through a royal taboo that forbade her people from harming or exporting the birds?
- ... that the 20th-century Easter hymn "Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones" takes its melody from "Lasst uns erfreuen" (Let us rejoice), a tune published in 1623 by a German activist against witch-hunts?
- ... that a career-threatening knee injury to Tasmanian Roar cricketer Erin Burns was successfully treated with stem cell injections by the Sydney Swans' club doctor, Nathan Gibbs?
- ... that the tongue of the golden-belted bumble bee is about two-thirds as long as its body?
- ... that passenger service on the Staten Island Railway's North Shore Branch was discontinued 16 years after it was rebuilt?
- ... that Ursula Zollenkopf, a contralto of the NWDR Chor, performed solo and choral parts in a posthumous Schoenberg opera premiere and in an Easter cantata by Bach?
- ... that Chocorua Island Chapel at Squam Lake, New Hampshire, part of the first summer youth camp in America, was built by the camp's boys with an erratic boulder, trees, and beach sand?
- ... that Juan Tepano was proclaimed "king" of Easter Island by officers of the Chilean Navy, but no one – including Tepano – took the ceremony seriously?
16 April 2017
- 00:00, 16 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Ellen Thayer Fisher's paintings of flowers (example pictured) were widely distributed as chromolithographs by Boston publisher Louis Prang?
- ... that at the end of the Second World War, more than 23,000 repatriated British prisoners of war volunteered to attend Civil Resettlement Units to help them readjust to being home?
- ... that Tommy Blake was the first musician to record at RCA Studio B?
- ... that the dignitaries at the opening of the Barbados Railway wondered why the railway ended so abruptly among barren sand hills?
- ... that Simeon Riro Kāinga, the last king of Easter Island, was suspected of having been poisoned when he died during a diplomatic trip to Chile?
- ... that the catfish Trachelyopterus insignis has several local names, being referred to as both a "maiden" and a "goat"?
- ... that Helen King will be the first police officer to head an Oxbridge college?
- ... that Paul Hindemith said of the third dance of his opera Das Nusch-Nuschi: "It is essential that this piece be danced (or rather wobbled to) by two eunuchs with incredibly fat and naked bellies"?
15 April 2017
- 00:00, 15 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Bach wrote the chorale "O Lamm Gottes, unschuldig" (O Lamb of God, innocent) in red between the music for the two choirs in the beginning of his St Matthew Passion (pictured)?
- ... that Charles A. Cheever constructed the first telephone line in New York City and was its owner?
- ... that the Good Friday hymn "Take Up Thy Cross, The Saviour Said" was one of two American works included in the Church of England's Hymns Ancient and Modern?
- ... that Major Somnath Sharma, a Param Vir Chakra recipient, and General Vishwa Nath Sharma, former chief of the Indian Army, were brothers?
- ... that the world's first coal-fired power station was at Holborn Viaduct, London?
- ... that tenor Max Ciolek performed the Evangelist in Bach's Passions, and the Mass in B minor with La Petite Bande in Australia?
- ... that the government of ancient Macedonia was a monarchy, yet the Macedonian commonwealth contained some local democracies with popular assemblies and annual elections?
- ... that Lillie Mae Bradford was arrested for refusing to leave the whites-only section of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, four years before Rosa Parks' 1955 prosecution for the same "crime"?
14 April 2017
- 00:00, 14 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the Nazi plunder of European treasures prevented Leonardo da Vinci's Rearing Horse and Mounted Warrior (pictured) from falling into the hands of the Red Army?
- ... that the Danish illustrator Lilian Brøgger has illustrated over a hundred books in a variety of unconventional styles?
- ... that Bach set a stanza from the evening hymn "Werde munter, mein Gemüte" (Become cheerful, my mind), which Johann Rist and Johann Schop created in collaboration, in his St Matthew Passion?
- ... that 25 years ago today, anti-nuclear activist Richard Springer was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service after he approached Ronald Reagan and smashed a crystal statue?
- ... that the Andean flicker is unusual among woodpeckers in foraging on the ground and in often nesting colonially?
- ... that Birendra Nath Mallick and his team demonstrated that increased production of noradrenaline triggered REM sleep-loss, resulting in brain excitability?
- ... that Hank Azaria won a lawsuit for the rights to the title character of Brockmire?
- ... that during the Bonville–Courtenay feud, the Earl of Devon's men stole all Nicholas Radford's horses and the sheets off his invalid wife's bed?
13 April 2017
- 00:00, 13 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Michelangelo destroyed parts of his own Sistine Chapel ceiling to make room for his Last Judgement (detail pictured)?
- ... that Chris Marron jointly holds the record for the most goals scored in an FA Cup match, having scored 10 in one game?
- ... that as the German army invaded France in 1940, radio station Paris-Mondial began broadcasting "recordings of military marches and panicked appeals for guns, tanks, and planes"?
- ... that award-winning graphic novelist Miriam Katin only started creating comics at the age of 63?
- ... that J. Lamar Worzel was a recipient of the Navy Meritorious Public Service Award for his part in helping discover the first nuclear submarine lost at sea?
- ... that the "I believe that we will win!" chant, used as a rallying cry by United States fans during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, was first used for the college football Army–Navy Game?
- ... that Anil Kumar Mandal developed an alternative surgical protocol for treating pediatric glaucoma?
- ... that Pu Songling based his pigeon collector character on a real-life stone fanatic?
12 April 2017
- 00:00, 12 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that any baseballs that get hit and lodged in the Wrigley Field ivy (pictured) score the batter a double?
- ... that during the Second World War, the Norwegian naval officer Niels Larsen Bruun sank a German supply ship before he was certain which country was invading Norway?
- ... that the fire-bellied woodpecker can drum at the rate of 14 to 38 taps per second?
- ... that Brown v. Maryland was the first decision of the U.S. Supreme Court to construe the Import-Export Clause of the Constitution?
- ... that the title for Elizabeth Nunez's novel Anna In-Between (2009) was inspired by M. G. Vassanji's novel The In-Between World of Vikram Lall (2003)?
- ... that George Wilson, Jr. was a starting quarterback for the Miami Dolphins while his father, George Wilson, Sr., was the head coach?
- ... that Neptune Theatre in Seattle had weekly showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show from 1977 to 1993, and reopened with the same film after renovation in 2011?
- ... that President Donald Trump criticized Snoop Dogg's remix music video of "Lavender" for having a scene in which Snoop fires a flag gun at a clown parody version of Trump?
11 April 2017
- 00:00, 11 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the Monument of States (pictured) in Kissimmee, Florida, was erected in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor and built with stones donated from around the world?
- ... that Caius Largennius is considered the first Lucchese in the world?
- ... that the play Sweat by Lynn Nottage has been described as "the first theatrical landmark of the Trump era"?
- ... that when he ceded Easter Island to Chile, King Atamu Tekena gave up a handful of grass and retained a handful of dirt?
- ... that Mexican Federal Highway 15D includes two of the country's five most expensive toll roads?
- ... that prior to her major debut, singer Maon Kurosaki posed as a gravure model for the cover of a novel?
- ... that the seeds of the white batflower may be distributed by small mammals that feed on the fleshy fruits?
- ... that in March 1998, the Ontario Court of Justice ruled that being topless while one engages in a commercial purpose such as prostitution is illegal?
10 April 2017
- 00:00, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Punch honoured Agnata Ramsay's exam success with a cartoon (pictured)?
- ... that the Catholic hymnal Kirchenlied, first published in 1938, was not immediately banned by the Nazis because it also contained Protestant songs?
- ... that Australian actress Anna Bamford made her Broadway debut in Andrew Upton's production of The Present?
- ... that the Northern Marmara and Değirmenköy (Silivri) Depleted Gas Reservoir is currently the only operational underground natural gas storage facility in Turkey?
- ... that Vijay Kumar, along with Debi Prasad Sarkar, demonstrated for the first time that HBx protein stimulated mitogen-activated signaling cascades in living animals?
- ... that 43 million unique viewers watched SK Telecom T1 defeat Samsung Galaxy in the the finals of the 2016 League of Legends World Championship?
- ... that some factions of the Hanthawaddy court undermined the authority of Princess Regent Maha Dewi by publicizing her alleged affair with her much younger nephew-in-law?
- ... that in Canada, ten dollars will get you an EMD F40PH diesel locomotive?
9 April 2017
- 00:00, 9 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the upper quarters of the coat of arms of Andorra (pictured) feature the arms of the Bishop of Urgell and the Count of Foix, the "two traditional protectors" of the principality?
- ... that LaVar Ball claimed that he would have beaten Michael Jordan in one-on-one basketball?
- ... that the Australian television film Home and Away: An Eye for an Eye broke all first-day streaming records on Presto?
- ... that George Escol Sellers was the basis for the fictional character Colonel Eschol Sellers in Mark Twain's novel The Gilded Age?
- ... that the Czech fossil ant Odontomachus paleomyagra has mandibles notably similar to those of a related South African species?
- ... that Satish K. Gupta explored the possibilities of using zona pellucida proteins for the development of immunocontraceptive protocols?
- ... that the Rock Island Arsenal Museum is the second oldest museum of the United States Army?
- ... that Rose Cannabich was "a very beautiful and well-behaved girl", according to her piano teacher Mozart, who composed a piano sonata for her?
8 April 2017
- 00:00, 8 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the halo on the Big A Sign (pictured) lights up to tell passing motorists of a Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim baseball win?
- ... that Barbara Bradby was the first woman to ride a bicycle at Oxford University, where her academic prowess inspired a limerick?
- ... that one could enhance their learning while their mind wanders by using dishabituation technique?
- ... that Paul Bashutsky took part in the suppression of the Decembrist revolt in 1825, and was promoted to General of the Infantry three years later?
- ... that Rhizophora racemosa is normally the first mangrove to colonise newly exposed mudflats in West Africa?
- ... that by winning the 2016–17 PBA Philippine Cup Finals, the San Miguel Beermen became the second team in Philippine Basketball Association history to keep permanent possession of the Jun Bernardino Trophy?
- ... that María Parrado won the first season of The Voice Kids Spain?
7 April 2017
- 00:00, 7 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the artist René Beeh (self-portrait shown) was a surveyor on the World War I Western Front?
- ... that Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue is the New York City Subway's first solar-powered subway station?
- ... that Ipswich Town goalkeeper Paul Cooper saved eight out of the ten penalties he faced during the 1979–80 season?
- ... that the nine-year-old McGuire Apartments building in Seattle was demolished due to the discovery of major corrosion issues?
- ... that Shahid Jameel and his group were the first to identify subtype C strain as the most common HIV-1 infection among Indians?
- ... that the CIA's black helicopter from Area 51 was used to eavesdrop on Paris Peace Talks discussions during the Vietnam War?
- ... that German rapper Jaye Muller started the weekly newsletter Germany Alert in 1991 to document neo-Nazi activity?
- ... that the Black River is a "miserable ditch"?
6 April 2017
- 00:00, 6 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the 18th-century Schloss Bruchsal (pictured) in southwest Germany contains an elaborate Baroque staircase that has been described as "ingenious and ravishing"?
- ... that the Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, conferred its fellowship on Kanhu Charan Mohanty (1994) and Arjan Hasid (2013), and elected Ronald E. Asher (2007) as an honorary fellow?
- ... that the 16,030 acres (6,490 ha) of Federal land in New Mexico's Sabinoso Wilderness are inaccessible without trespassing, because they are entirely enclosed in privately-owned property?
- ... that Francis Poulenc composed his Violin Sonata at the insistence of violinist Ginette Neveu, and played the piano part when she premiered it?
- ... that two women captured in Boston under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 were rescued during the Abolition Riot of 1836?
- ... that Antoine-Jean Gros's painting Napoléon on the Battlefield of Eylau influenced the works of Théodore Géricault and Eugène Delacroix?
- ... that a lake larger than Lake Erie existed in the eastern Sahara less than 12,000 years ago?
- ... that suspected Mexican drug lord Rubén Oseguera González was released from prison three times in less than a year?
5 April 2017
- 00:00, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the Gutenberg Bible held by the Diocesan Museum in Pelplin (pictured) survived World War II in Canada, kept in a vault at the Bank of Montreal until 1959?
- ... that the severed head of Andrew Báthory, Prince of Transylvania, was sewn back on?
- ... that Cascade Valley Hospital was the last independent hospital in Snohomish County, Washington, until it was acquired in 2016?
- ... that cricketer Georgia Redmayne's 87-year-old grandfather vaulted the boundary fence and embraced her after she had become the first player to hit a WNCL century for Tasmanian Roar?
- ... that the theme song for the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is actually called "Yo Home to Bel-Air"?
- ... that New York Mets fans once booed the Home Run Apple for over two minutes because it was not raised for a Mets home run?
- ... that mezzo-soprano Claudia Mahnke appeared as Dido in Les Troyens by Berlioz, and according to a reviewer, in the final 25 minutes convincingly ranged from hurt vulnerability to furious despair?
- ... that termites developed agriculture some 31 million years ago?
4 April 2017
- 00:00, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the Oakland Athletics' management refuses to remove the tarpaulin from Mount Davis (pictured) unless the team reaches the World Series?
- ... that in one of Ron Richards' plans for the defection of spy Vladimir Petrov to Australia, Petrov was going to buy a chicken farm outside Sydney?
- ... that New Palace Yard, where part of the March 2017 terror attack in Westminster took place, was formerly used for tournaments, pilloryings, and executions?
- ... that Gottfried von Hagenau, a physician and poet, introduced the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Strasbourg in 1307?
- ... that Stierling's woodpecker is threatened by habitat loss, especially in areas where tobacco is cultivated and dried over open fires?
- ... that Schuyler Skaats Wheeler invented the first electric fan?
- ... that a+ will provide local television programming mixed with national content to 21 Mexican cities by the end of June 2017?
- ... that in 1861, brothel proprietor Ann Manley rescued part of the 6th Massachusetts Regiment after it was attacked by a mob in Baltimore?
3 April 2017
- 00:00, 3 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Giyorgis of Segla (pictured) was imprisoned by Ethiopian Emperor Dawit I because of his controversial views on the Sabbath?
- ... that Barry Bonds used a maple baseball bat manufactured by Sam Bat to set an MLB single-season home run record in 2001?
- ... that Louis-René Villermé is considered a founder of social epidemiology for his work proving the association between poverty and mortality in early industrial France?
- ... that Warren Newton Dusenberry acted as principal of Brigham Young Academy for only a few months before resigning to go to law school?
- ... that 19 people, including Brigadier General Robert F. Travis, were killed when a Boeing B-29 crashed with a Mark 4 nuclear bomb on board?
- ... that Stanley Elkin won the National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction for his novels George Mills (1982) and Mrs. Ted Bliss (1995)?
- ... that Moses Fleetwood Walker was the first openly black athlete to play in Major League Baseball?
- ... that President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos took a siesta in the master bedroom of the Mercado Mansion during a campaign sortie in the 1960s?
2 April 2017
- 00:00, 2 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the white-throated honeyeater (pictured) used to be gay, but isn't any more?
- ... that the Roly Poly Goalie ate all the pies?
- ... that a song about masturbation was written by Ivor Biggun and recommended by Johnny Rotten?
- ... that Poke Valley Run was reputedly named for its shite pokes?
- ... that a woman can open a bottle?
- ... that Robin Hood sued the United States?
- ... that baseball players fall down on the Grassy Knoll?
- ... that erection engineer Mark Barr had a business making rubbers, said bicycles stimulated ball development, and was elected to the screw committee?
1 April 2017
- 12:00, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that an 1897 monograph by French artist Alphonse Allais included the print Dance of drunks in the fog (pictured)?
- ... that caterpillar inflation is a gut-wrenching process?
- ... that in Portland, Oregon, an outhouse, or john, played a seminal role in public education?
- ... that Soekarno demanded much of Soekarno, but Soekarno did not listen?
- ... that Judge Rinder is not a judge?
- ... that in 1926 a Mennonite tower was built in the German capital of Canada?
- ... that "sorcery for your vagina" can result in second-degree burns?
- ... that the Trans-Universal Zombie Church of the Blissful Ringing is the fifth largest religious community in Slovenia?
- ... that thrust into a difficult situation, horney dicks failed to satisfy?
- 00:00, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Thor Heyerdahl claimed that stone reliefs (pictured) on the Marquesas Islands — now accepted to represent the extinct Marquesan Dog — depicted llamas, so as to bolster his theory that Polynesia was settled from South America?
- ... that Belgian mezzo-soprano Jeanne Deroubaix was a soloist in the premiere of Stravinsky's Threni, and performed with Boulez in his Le marteau sans maître at The Proms?
- ... that the name of the Wipeout series of video games was inspired by the instrumental song "Wipe Out" by The Surfaris?
- ... that Thomas North Whitehead suggested that the United Kingdom give America one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta to win support for Lend-Lease?
- ... that two major landmarks of Gwanghwamun Plaza in central Seoul are the statues of King Sejong and of Admiral Yi Sun-sin?
- ... that Associated Press war correspondent George E. Bria, known for his brevity as an editor, insisted that "the D-Day landings could be reported in 400 words"?
- ... that the 40 rays on the flag of Kyrgyzstan represent the number of tribes united by national folk hero Manas to fight against the Mongols?
- ... that The New Republic suspected the 1958 attack on Richard Nixon's motorcade was a hoax set up to help his chances in the 1960 United States presidential election?